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Popularly known as the ‘pink city’ Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is home to noted forts, havelis and historic places which attract travellers from across the world in large numbers. Some of the popular attractions of the destination include Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Jal Mahal, etc. Adventure lovers can take excursions to places like Karauli and Ramthambore National Park.

The popular destinations include Pushkar which is a sacred city of Hindus, and is only 10 km from Ajmer. This small city is home to over 400 temples and 52 ghats. Ajmer, located at a distance of 135 km from Jaipur has the Taragarh Fort, which is a noted hill fort in the city of Ajmer. Sariska is a popular tourist destination located at a distance of 110 km from Jaipur and is famous for the Sariska National Tiger Reserve.

Sawai Madhopur is home to the famous Ranthambore National Park. The travel time between Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur is approximately two hours. There are a few places around the city such as Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Khandar Fort, Sri Mahaveerji Temple, Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple. The city was developed in the mid 18th century by an emperor called Sawai Madhopur.

Another destination on the banks of the Chambal river is Kota which has a rich history and heritage. The destination is home to some fantastic historical forts and grand palaces with Rajput architectural styles all with interesting legendary stories to tell. One of the great temples in the locality is Kansua temple enshrining Lord Shiva with a unique feature of four faces. Other attractions include Sar Bagh, Phool Sagar, Sukh Mahal, Taragarh Fort, Devta Shridharji Haveli etc.

Known for its medical tourism, Bhilwara in the region of Mewar also has places of interest for travellers. Some of the main sites in the place are Mandakini Temple, Ramdwara Shahpura, Mandalgarh Menal waterfall and Pur Udan Chatri, is located some 10 km from the city of Bhilwara and is very popular. There is an old fort located around 70 km from the town called the Badnore Fort.